Only Four TDs Attend Dáil Debate On Job Losses In The Midlands

Written 1 week ago by Eoin O Donoghue


A midlands TD is defending the low attendance in the Dáil during a discussion on job losses at Bord na Móna in Longford.

Only four TDs were present when Environment Minister Richard Bruton took questions on the lay offs at the Lanesboro power plant.

Fianna Fail’s Robert Troy and Eugene Murphy were in the chamber with Independent dupities Michael Fitzmaurice and Denis Naughton during the debate.

But Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD Peter Burke says the numbers are not reflective of interest in the issue:

 

Key questions on Lanesboro closure

This evening in Dáil Éireann I asked Richard Bruton to provide answers to key questions regarding the layoff of Bord na Mona staff as a result of the shutdown of Lanesboro Power StationBetween direct and indirect jobs we are looking at close to 1000 people being impacted upon by this decisionFor the full Dáil debate see: https://youtu.be/eg8KFIgNkSs

Posted by Denis Naughten on Thursday, 11 July 2019